US impacts huge upon debut with a stellar $68.5 million for Universal Pictures from 3,741 theatres. The sophomore directorial effort by Jordan Peele sets a record opening for original Horror Film. The record previously was held by 2018’s A QUIET PLACE with its $50.2 million bow. It gets a B CinemaScore and 94% score on the Tomatometer.
In second is CAPTAIN MARVEL still performing strongly with $34.5 million for Disney/Marvel, from 4,278 theatres. In its domestic run thus far it has made $320.9 million over three weeks.
In third is FIVE FEET APART with $9 million for eOne Films/CBS Films. Over two weeks it grosses $26.7 million domestically.
WONDER PARK lands in fourth of $7.9 million, a total $28.3 million made in two weeks for Paramount Pictures.
Highly-acclaimed GLORIA BELL expands to 654 theatres, taking-in $1.7 million for A24 Films/VVS Films. Starring Julianne Moore, the Film gets 94% on the Tomatometer.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL rounds-out the Top Ten with $1 million, a total 83.7 million made over six weeks in North America for 20th Century Fox.
Capping-off aa successful Franchise, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD lands on-top with $60 million from 4,295 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets 91% on the Tomatometer and takes over top spot for an opening for the Franchise, besting 2014’s second installment, which bowed at $49 million.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL slips to second spot with $11.1 million from 3,802 theatres in its second week out for 20th Century Fox, a total $59.7 million made over two weeks.
THE LEGO MOVIE: THE SECOND PART lands in third woth $9.6 million, a total $83.2 million for Warner Bros. in three weeks.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY debuts in fourth with $7.7 million from 2,711 for UniversalPictures. It gets 91% on the Tomatometer.
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC finds itself in fifth with $7.4 million for Warner Bros., totalling $33.6 million over two weeks.
RUN THE RACE bottoms-out the Top Ten with $2.2 million from 853 theatres for Roadside Attractions. It gets 40% on the Tomatometer.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL fights its way to the top of the Box Office in its debut this weekend. The James Cameron production takes top spot with $24.4 million from 3,790 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets 59% on the Tomatometer, just short of a passing grade.
In second is THE LEGO MOVIE: THE SECOND PART with $19.1 million for Warner Bros. bringing its two week total to $66.1 million in North America.
Opening in third is the Anti-Rom-ComISN’T IT ROMANTIC starring Rebel Wilson, with $13.3 million from 3,444 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets 68% on the Tomatometer.
WHAT MEN WANT is in its second week out lands in fourth with $10.4 million, a two week tally of $37.2 million for Paramount Pictures.
Slipping to fifth is HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 U with $9 million for Universal Pictures, a two-week total of $14.9 million.
Toronto-made THE PRODIGY is in ninth with $3 million in its second week out, bringing its total run to $11.3 million for Orion Pictures.
Rounding it all out is GREEN BOOK with $2.8 million, a total $66.2 million grossed domestically for Universal Pictures.
20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL! Screenings take place as follows:
Thursday, February 7
MONTREAL – ENGLISH
Thursday, February 7
Cinema Banque Scotia
MONTREAL – FRENCH
Monday, February 11
Thursday, February 7
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
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20th Century Fox Canada release ALITA: BATTLE ANGELThursday, February 14, 2019.